Carlos Condit Injury Update: Torn ACL, Partially Torn Meniscus

Jeremy Botter@jeremybotterMMA Senior WriterMarch 19, 2014

Carlos Condit is tended to by doctors after being injured during a UFC 171 mixed martial arts welterweight bout against Tyron Woodley, Saturday, March. 15, 2014, in Dallas. Woodley won by TKO. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)
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Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a partially torn meniscus during his Saturday UFC 171 loss in Dallas to Tyron Woodley.

Condit's manager Malki Kawa confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Wednesday. Kawa also noted that no timetable is currently available for Condit's return.

On Sunday, Condit told Bleacher Report at the Albuquerque, N.M. airport that he believed the injury occurred during a second-round takedown from Woodley. He was able to stand back up, but Woodley immediately kicked his other leg. When Condit tried to plant his injured leg, the knee gave out and he fell to the ground, which stopped the fight. Woodley was awarded the win via injury TKO.

Condit was walking with a slight limp and said that walking in straight lines was no problem. But he said that anything involving lateral movement or twisting of the knee was impossible.

Kawa told Yahoo! Sports that Condit was optimistic about a return to the Octagon:

Carlos is a fighter and it hurts not to be able to fight for a while, but he's in great spirits and he's looking forward to having the surgery and then working as hard as possible on his rehab. He loves to fight and he loves to compete and he's going to miss that while he's out. But he is optimistic he'll be as good as ever and is looking forward to getting back to doing what he does best, fighting.

Condit has mostly been injury-free for the majority of his career. The loss to Woodley was his third in his last four fights, but all have come against the UFC's top welterweights. It was just the eighth loss of his career, which dates back to 2002.


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